Business Library

The WDA Business Library is filled with a variety of articles, blogs, charts and other resources to help answer business related questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Perhaps the ADA Practice Transitions blog or a WDA BizTalks might have the answer. Click on the categories below to find resources.

Associateship

The emergence of small group practices
(Dentistry IG)

You Decide: Choose the Best Option for YOUR Dental Career
(WDA Insider Blog)

Four Critical Questions for Evaluating an Associateship
(Dr. Ryan Dulde, WDA editor)

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Building your Team of Business Advisers

The secret to a thriving practice
(InVision Development International/WDA Journal)

A Dentist’s Guide to Selecting a Lawyer
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

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Design, Architecture, Construction

Planning Considerations for your Practice 
(Apex Design Build)

9 Mistakes to avoid when planning
(Apex Design Build)

Five ways good design improves the profitability of your practice
(Apex Design Build)

A look at integration within the healthcare and construction industries
(Apex Design Build)

Meaning of Design Build
(Apex Design Build)

Architectural sustainability in dental office design
(Keller, Inc/WDA Journal)

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Equipment & Technology

What you want ain't what you need
(WDA Equipment Solutions/WDA Journal)

10-Point Checklist for Investing in Technology
(ADA New Dentist Blog)

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Financing

Owning vs. Leasing Real Estate 
(Apex Design Build)

Financial goals & benchmarking
(Baker Tilly/WDA Journal)

Securing practice financing
(BMO Harris Bank/WDA Journal)

Financing Your Practice: Five Key Elements of a Business Plan
(BMO Harris Bank)

Small Business Calculator
(BMO Harris Bank)

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Green Dentistry

Green Dentistry: Madison practices find multifaceted value in sustainability
(Brenna Sadler, Director of Membership & Communications/WDA Journal)

The Carbon Neutral Dental Office
(Artisan Dental/Webinar)

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

HIPAA 101
(Compliancy Group)

What is PHI
(Compliancy Group)

What is HIPAA Compliance
(Compliancy Group)

HIPAA Policies and Procedures
(Compliancy Group)

HIPAA Training
(Compliancy Group)

What is a Business Associate
(Compliancy Group)

Business Associate Agreements
(Compliancy Group)

Common HIPAA Violations
(Compliancy Group)

HIPAA Fines
(Compliancy Group)

HIPAA Checklist
(Compliancy Group)

HIPAA Webinar
(Compliancy Group)

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Human Resources: Adding Associates, Partners, Hiring & Firing Staff

Building a strong foundation starts with your team
(Dynamic Dental Advisors/WDA Journal)

Right package of benefits can help attract and retain dental team members
(WDA Insurance & Services Corp./WDA Journal)

The importance of immediately documenting performance problems
(Mineral HR/WDA Insider Blog)

Common federal laws affecting employers
(Mineral HR/WDA Insider Blog)

4 options for expanding your practice
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

Conducting an Employment Reference Check
(Think HR/WDA Insider Blog)

Practice Mergers – A Great Way to Grow
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

Are You in Business with a Partner? Get it in Writing
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Reach Statewide Dental Community with New CareerForward Job Board
(WDA Insider Blog)

Top 10 Interview Hit List
(Edge Advisors)

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Insurance

Bill insurance companies for your full fee for service
(Paula Crum, DDS/WDA Journal)

Variations of disability insurance and riders
(Mara Roberts, WDA Insurance & Services Corp./WDA Journal)

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Leadership Development, Team Building & Mentorship

The majestical mentor
(Core Endeavors/WDA Journal)

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Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations

7 Strategies for Attracting New Patients to Your Practice
(Apex Design Build)

Social Media in Healthcare
(MedPro Group)

5 easy ways to be visible in your community
(Dr. Ryan Dulde, WDA editor)

Telling your story
(GroupOne Marketing/WDA Journal)

Managing negative online reviews
(MedPro Group/WDA Journal)

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Owning a Practice: Purchasing & Building from Scratch

Ask the Expert: Am I financially ready to go into solo practice
(BMO Harris)

Should I Start My Own Practice or Join an Established One 
(Apex Design Build)

Know what you are buying
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Your first 100 days
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Dental Practice Ownership
(Huntington Practice Finance)

Ten Things to Do Before Buying a Practice
(DDS Match)

Acquiring a Dental Practice: Questions & Considerations
(BMO Harris Bank)

Demystifying the Loan Process for Acquiring a Dental Practice
(BMO Harris Bank)

My Decision to Own a Dental Practice as a Recent Graduate
(ADA New Dentist Blog)

Buying a Dental Practice: Pay Attention to the Noncompete Agreements
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Buying/Selling a Dental Practice: Like-Kind Exchange
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Buying/Selling a Dental Practice: Special Issues to Consider
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

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Selling: Retirement, Closing a Practice & Time for a Change

Readiness, the key to success
(Dental Practice Advisors/WDA Journal)

Positioning your practice for a successful transition
(Dynamic Dental Advisors/WDA Insider Blog)

Shhh, I'm selling my dental practice
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

6 ways to get staff buy-in for your practice transition
(ADAPT/WDA Journal)

Associate to Owner – When to set the Purchase Price?
(Edge Advisors)

10 Steps to a Good Dental Practice Sale – Seller
(Edge Advisors)

Ten Things to Do Before You Sell Your Practice
(DDS Match)

How Legal Documents are Factored into Business Valuations
(SVA)

Buying/selling a Practice: Like-Kind Exchange
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

A Dentist’s Guide to Dental Practice Valuation Methods
(Baker Tilly/WDA Insider Blog)

Ten Tips for Preparing Your Practice for Sale
(ADA Center for Professional Success)

The Marathon of Selling Your Business
(WDA Insider Blog)

Guide to Closing a Dental Practice
(American Dental Association)

Turning Off the Lights
(DDS Guardian)

Buying/Selling Dental Practice: Special Issues to Consider
(WDA General Counsel/WDA Journal)

Succession Planning: Are You Ready to Pass the Torch?
(BMO Harris Bank/WDA Insider Blog)

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Work-life balance

The 3 keys to work-life balance
(Lisa Knowles, DDS/WDA Journal)

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